Video: Pioneering game-makers Westwood Studios received the Industry Icon award at The Game Awards yesterday afternoon and this tribute video shows for why the makers of Command & Conquer and other classics deserve it.
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I've spoken about OpenRA before, the fan-driven venture to rebuild the Command & Conquer series in a package more compatible with modern systems.
It already supports the original Command & Conquer, Red Alert and the underrated Dune 2000. But a new addition is now being added into the mix: Command & Conquer Tiberian Sun.
No longer will Command and Conquer's militant "Global Liberation Army" feature generals of obvious Middle Eastern descent, once the game goes free-to-play. Polygon reports that Victory Games made the decision because some folks didn't like the implication that Middle Easterners were a bunch of militant terrorists.
StarCraft II's expansion pack, Heart of the Swarm, is already out in some parts of the world, and it's launching tomorrow in North America. To celebrate, let's take the opportunity to examine more than 20 years' worth of real-time strategy history and see how much the genre has evolved visually. Since the StarCraft games are set in Earth's 25th century, we're focusing only on RTS games in sci-fi settings.
Though some theories hold that the next Mercenaries game is the mystery reveal EA and BioWare have planned for the Video Game Awards, the smart money is still on a Command & Conquer game. And if that's the case, it'll probably be called Command & Conquer: Alliances if 15 domain registries by Electronic Arts are any indication.